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Old 01-14-07, 07:44 PM
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Other than the fact that rightly, they should change this law, who gives a shit.

I would tend to agree with kvrdave though. This man is gonna get pwn3d.
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Old 01-14-07, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Bushdog
This man is gonna get pwn3d.

Um. He already is pwn3d.
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Old 01-14-07, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by NORML54601
This would be a non-issue if people would just marry inside of the family.
or marry outside the family to someone with the same last name
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Old 01-14-07, 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
My girlfriend and I have discussed doing this. I have a pretty common last name, and am not attached to it for any reason. She's attached to hers. I'd have no issue whatsoever taking my wife's name. And yeah, that makes me less of a man.
No, no...you misunderstand. This guy is a wuss for doing it. But you..you're a hero.
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Old 01-15-07, 01:20 AM
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
No, no...you misunderstand. This guy is a wuss for doing it. But you..you're a hero.


And when he gets henpecked, it will be because he heroically chose to be henpecked.
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Old 01-15-07, 02:50 PM
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Puh-leeze. I see posts from guys here all the time saying how buying an expensive DVD or piece of electronics won't get approved by the missus. Now that's freakin' henpecked. If I ever have to get approval from my spouse to buy something for myself, just shoot me.
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Old 01-15-07, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
Puh-leeze. I see posts from guys here all the time saying how buying an expensive DVD or piece of electronics won't get approved by the missus. Now that's freakin' henpecked. If I ever have to get approval from my spouse to buy something for myself, just shoot me.
at least their name will live on with pride
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Old 01-15-07, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
Puh-leeze. I see posts from guys here all the time saying how buying an expensive DVD or piece of electronics won't get approved by the missus. Now that's freakin' henpecked. If I ever have to get approval from my spouse to buy something for myself, just shoot me.
How do you know they haven't taken their wife's name? Seems like they did.
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Old 01-15-07, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
Puh-leeze. I see posts from guys here all the time saying how buying an expensive DVD or piece of electronics won't get approved by the missus. Now that's freakin' henpecked. If I ever have to get approval from my spouse to buy something for myself, just shoot me.
Good point. It probably ends with taking your wife's name anyway. I hear women are quickly satisfied in that regard.


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Old 01-15-07, 03:31 PM
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What's the big deal? It's not like she's making him buy a horse or something.
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Old 01-15-07, 03:57 PM
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If it were me, I doubt I would've waited for marriage before wanting to change my name.
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Old 01-15-07, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by spainlinx0
What's the big deal? It's not like she's making him buy a horse or something.




You have crossed the line, sir.....crossed the line!


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Old 01-15-07, 06:37 PM
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Straight people are funny.
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Old 01-15-07, 06:53 PM
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do gay people take another's name when they get married?

also, who pays on a date if two gay dudes are going out (a friend asked that this weekend)?
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Old 01-15-07, 07:32 PM
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Old 01-16-07, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Venusian
do gay people take another's name when they get married?

also, who pays on a date if two gay dudes are going out (a friend asked that this weekend)?
1) They either keep their respective names or combine them in a hyphenated name (although this is rarer).

2) On all the dates I was ever on, we split costs. Of course, this could have had more to do with being college students than being gay.
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Old 01-16-07, 02:04 PM
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After reading the article... he has no tie to his last name and doesn't get along with his father. So why not? I don't think the guy is a "wuss" for doing it.

As far as the cost of a man changing his name goes ($300), yes, of course that's unfair. His costs should be the same as if it were a woman changing her last name.
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Old 01-18-07, 02:39 AM
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My last name sucks. I'd love to change it to my mom's maiden name—I'm more attached to her side of the family anyway. But I know that it would be a giant hassle and it would result in some hurt feelings on my dad's side.

I don't think I'm brave enough to ever do this, though.
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Old 01-18-07, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
My girlfriend and I have discussed doing this. I have a pretty common last name, and am not attached to it for any reason. She's attached to hers. I'd have no issue whatsoever taking my wife's name. And yeah, that makes me less of a man.
Apparently, you lack testicles according to our enlightened forum membership.

is right. I see no problem with this whatsoever. But then again, our relationship is totally equal with no gender role hangups.
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Old 01-18-07, 09:29 AM
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I wonder how many strap-on's that the couple will be getting for wedding presents? I had a GTA for Western Civ that had a hyphenated last name, he was a great teacher and very entertaining, but I'll be damned if I had much respect for him as a man because of it.

I hope that they don't have any boys, because you know that boy will get a lot of shit for it as he grows up.
This post is just sad.

How do you know the guy's parents didn't give him a hyphenated last name?

Jesus Christ. I think some people in this thread have repressed issues.
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Old 01-18-07, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by CRM114

Jesus Christ. I think some people in this thread have repressed issues.
not issues, values
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Old 01-18-07, 11:36 AM
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There are some insecure men on this forum, that's for damn sure.
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Old 01-18-07, 07:37 PM
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This is clearly sexual discrimination. Either make it hard for women to change their name when marrying or make it the same for men as women.

There really shouldn't even be any debate about this, how could anyone possibly disagree.
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Old 01-20-07, 01:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Heat
After reading the article... he has no tie to his last name and doesn't get along with his father. So why not? I don't think the guy is a "wuss" for doing it.

As far as the cost of a man changing his name goes ($300), yes, of course that's unfair. His costs should be the same as if it were a woman changing her last name.
My brother in law took my sister's last name (my maiden name). Same reason--he had a bitter, crappy childhood and felt no ties to his last name.
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Old 01-20-07, 02:11 AM
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Damn, don't make jokes about women, marriage, or other guys and their relationship with their SO.

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